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The Faces of Hartford Healthcare project is focused on sharing the stories of the women and men who provide and support bedside patient care in the chain's hospitals and facilities. The goal is to help the community better understand an escalating crisis that these nurses and allied health professionals are struggling to resolve. It's also an important opportunity for these hard-working caregivers to receive the recognition they deserve. 

Click here to sign our petition in support of the nurses and healthcare professionals at Windham Hospital. 

 Lillian Hernandez - Windham Community Memorial


We are the presidents of two local healthcare unions and would like to make you aware of what’s been happening inside the walls of  our local hospital.

Since Hartford HealthCare (HHC) took over Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), we have seen a dramatic shift from patient care to corporate profits. HHC’s “partnership” and acquisition of WCMH has led to the loss of vital services such as our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and our Labor and Delivery Unit. HHC is currently named in a class-action lawsuit for overcharging patients in its tier system. The chain has also been taken to court by

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) executives pride themselves for claiming to demonstate core values like integrity, caring, excellence and safety. In reality, many of their "business" practices are highly questionable. This is especially true when it comes to the treatment of their own employees.
Right now, the nurses and health professionals employed by HHC at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) are in effect "underinsured." Their limited coverage fails to meet their family's healthcare needs, leaving them with significant out-of-pocket expenses. 
Bree Eichler has worked as a paramedic since

Are you feeling lucky when it comes to your health? Here in Connecticut, it can take more than luck to find local affordable, quality care. Chains like Hartford HealthCare (HHC) have been gambling with your well-being and that needs to change.

HHC has for years been cornering the market in communities all across our state by gobbling up smaller practices and limiting patients to physicians under their umbrella of control.

More recently, HHC executives closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) which has forced expectant mothers to travel a long way from home to

The community coalition spearheading efforts to restore Windham Hospital's labor and delivery care for the region's mothers and babies expresses hope that this unprecedented enforcement action signals meaningful change. Read and share their press release. MORE
Love is in the air... or is it? Hartford HealthCare (HHC) claims to love the communities it serves, but it has consistently cut services at many of the facilities it owns and operates.  Over a year ago, HHC executives closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), sending expectant mothers far away to deliver their babies. Before that it was the Intesive Care Unit (ICU) on the chopping block. MORE

The dawn of a new year means new beginnings, celebrating the start of new lives. But this year some communities couldn't welcome their Baby New Year.

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) executives have closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), sending expectant mothers far away to deliver their babies.

As more community hospitals are taken over by larger healthcare chains, like HHC, a nationwide trend of 'healthcare deserts' has emerged. Windham County is slowly becoming one such area. This decision was made without consulting the community. HHC also failed to follow the law


Local community hospitals are slowly being taken over by larger healthcare chains, like Hartford HealthCare (HHC). In turn, that's started a nationwide trend of 'healthcare deserts' where critical services are lacking in rural areas and other underserved regions.

In early 2020, HHC executives closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), sending expectant mothers far away to deliver their babies. The dangerous journey has proven to be difficult for too many families in the Quiet Corner. 

Not only was this decision made without consulting the community, HHC failed to

Hartford HealthCare has gotten rid of the maternity ward at Windham Hospital and now residents must go to Norwich, Manchester or Hartford. This puts the women and their babies at risk. Help us tell Hartford HealthCare not to value money over human life. MORE